Route 79 - Menomonee Falls Flyer

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Service Alerts for Route 79
  • DATE: Wednesday October 15, 2014

    DURATION: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    AFFECTED AREA:
    Wisconsin Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street     
    ROUTES AFFECTED: 
    10, 12, 14, 23, 30, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, 90, 143 & BLU                                                         
    Due to Wisconsin Avenue being closed for the "NEWaukee Night Market", ALL buses on Wisconsin Avenue will detour as follows:

    ALL ROUTES TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON WISCONSIN AVENUE:
    West on Wisconsin Avenue to Old World Third Street, north to Wells Street, west to 6th Street, south to Wisconsin Avenue, west to regular route. 

    ALL ROUTES TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON WISCONSIN AVENUE:
    East on Wisconsin to 6th Street, south to Michigan Street, east to 2nd Street, north to Wisconsin Avenue, east to regular route.

  • Attention MCTS Freeway Flyer & UBUS Riders

    Pertains to customers who Ride ONLY local streets on a Freeway Flyer Route

    Effective Monday, September 29, 2014, the Milwaukee County Transit System will be implementing a new policy that will require any person riding on a Freeway Flyer route – even just a short segment of the route- to pay the Freeway Flyer fare.

    This will NOT affect most riders and fares are NOT changing. Riders will still pay with a valid pass (i.e. CVP, U-PASS), Weekly/Monthly pass with cash premium, or the cash fare of $3.25 adult/$1.60 reduced.

    In the past, MCTS was able to accommodate riders who rode Freeway Flyers for just a short distance by charging them a regular local fare ($2.25 adult cash or $1.1.0 reduced). MCTS will no longer be able to provide this service.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we implement this policy.

    Note: The $0.35 zone fare still applies for passengers who board or alight Route 79 in Waukesha County.
  • Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, one PM trip on Route 79 will be adjusted to better serve passengers. New trip times are as follows:

    PM TRIPS FROM DOWNTOWN:

    Downtown Transit Center

    Wis Ave &
    Cass

    9th &
    Wis Ave

    Wis Ave &
    16th

    Burleigh Lot

    Pilgrim Park-Ride Lot

    Appleton &
    Garfield

    Appleton &
    Good Hope

    Good Hope Lot

    5:09 PM

    5:11 PM

    5:22 PM

    5:24 PM

    5:38 PM

    6:03 PM

    6:07 PM

    6:14 PM

    6:17 PM

  • On the printed Route 79 schedule with an effective date of December 8, 2013, there is a misprint. The 7:57am time listed under weekdays to Downtown (Eastbound) should read 7:37 am. Please note the online version of that schedule is correct. We apologize for any confusion and we thank you for riding with us.
  • Effective November 4, 2013, due to the closure of Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot for construction in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project, Route 79 will serve a new park-ride lot, just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and west of 114th Street at the Mayfair Collection. To get to the new lot, take US Hwy 45 north to Exit 43.

    Passengers may also use Route 44 (National Flyer) service from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot, located on 76th Street at Kearney. To get there take I-94 east to Exit 306 (84th Street).

    For more information regarding the Zoo Interchange project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, please visit zoointerchange.wi.gov


  • To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.

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